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HBO will honor late Sopranos star James Gandolfini on Sunday, Dec. 22, at 8:30/7:30c, with the 35-minute special, James Gandolfini: Tribute to a Friend.

The memorial will feature interviews with more than two dozen of the actor’s friends and colleagues, as well as clips of his work.

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Gandolfini died June 19, 2013 at age 51.

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Saturday Night Live alum Fred Armisen will reprise his Brooklyn Nine-Nine role as oddball “Melipnos” in the Fox comedy’s post-Super Bowl episode, EW.com reports.

Graceland star Serinda Swan is making her way to The CW’s The Tomorrow People, guest-starring as a bank-robbing paranormal who is the most powerful breakout on the planet, per The Hollywood Reporter.

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The Voice will return for Season 6 on Monday, Feb. 24, with Shakira and Usher rejoining Adam Levine and Blake Shelton on the panel.

• Ready to get spooked? The following teaser from Showtime’s new original series Penny Dreadful, premiering in Spring 2014, should do the trick. The drama about some of literature’s most terrifying characters, including Dr. Frankenstein and Dorian Gray, stars Josh Hartnett (Black Hawk Down), Eva Green (Casino Royale), Timothy Dalton (Chuck, License to Kill) and Billie Piper (Doctor Who, Secret Diary of a Call Girl).

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